Manchester United keeping tabs on Marc Overmars and Edwin van der Sar
According to The Mirror, Manchester United could be considering a change in their transfer department.
This comes after an admission by Ajax Amsterdam director of football, Marc Overmars. The Dutchman admitted to his desire to take on a new challenge in the near future.
He went on to add that former United star Edwin van der Sar, the chief executive at the Dutch giants, was also on the same boat.
“For me – but just as much for Edwin – it is sure that we are not going to carry on here until we are 60.”
According to the report, both Dutchmen would help revolutionize United’s outdated transfer approach. It will help us stay a step ahead of our rivals and take advantage of the aspect of recruitment.
United have been on the lookout to recruit a director of football over the last three seasons with no success.
Overmars has helped Ajax build and nurture their policy in the market, as well as their world-renowned youth system. Repeating the trick at United will hold us in good stead.
United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, and chief transfer negotiator Matt Judge, have been forced to bear the brunt of the ire for their lack of incisiveness in the transfer market.
A number of top clubs have a director of football who lays down the strategy.
It remains to be seen whether Overmars or Van der Sar would be open to a move to Old Trafford.
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Van der Sar played an important role in our signing of Donny van de Beek earlier this summer. Only time will tell if he will help restructure our policy in the coming years.